Classics? Volume? Hybrids?
Have you ever wondered – what IS the difference and what do they mean?
They speak a different language, what are they talking about?
As a client, it can’t be that easy to understand. All you want is long lashes, right?
So you decide you are going to give lashes a go, you pick up the phone and the person on the other end asks you “what type of lashes are you after?”
The first thing that comes to your mind is.. “I just don’t want to have to wear mascara.”
The different types
Classic lashes – 1 extension per individual natural lash.
Volume lashes – multiple extensions per individual natural lash.
(3d means 3 lashes/lash, 4d means 4 lashes/lash and so on)
Hybrid lashes – a mix of Classic and Volume lashes in a set.
The mystery behind the Volume Fan
If you have ever spoken to a Lash Artist about Volume lashes, you may have noticed there is some kind of frustration involved in this technique.
In Classic Eyelash Extensions, we apply 1 single lash onto your natural lash with minimum amount of adhesive, carefully isolated and separated so that your natural lash can grow safely.
Volume Lashes is a completely different story.
With precision tweezers we create a fan, holding between 3-6 lashes, each hair in the fan is a third as thin as the classic lash. so a 3-4d fan weighs the same as a classic set but looks fuller.
The fan must hold together at the base and at the same time be symmetric between each hair in the fan. The fan is then swiped in adhesive and wrapped around your natural lash holding the perfect angle so that the lash set looks symmetric and amazing on your eyes.
There are a lot of things that can go wrong here:
-The fan is very difficult to create due to technicality.
-The fan splits in the base.
-The tweezers doesn’t hold perfectly and the fan falls apart.
-Too much adhesive is used so it crawls up into the fan and closes it.
-Too little adhesive is used so the fan falls apart.
-Isolation takes longer due to difficult lashes, and the glue dries before we get to the lash,
therefore it may not stick properly or fall off sooner than expected.
-The fan dries in a wrong angle on your lash creating a wispy/messy look.
The adhesive we use is very strong and bonds instantly with human hair.
From dipping the lash/fan, the technician has 1 second to apply it to your lash before it has dried.
Also, on top of this we have to take in account;
-Hair structure and growth of the natural lash. (some may be crossing over or growing in various directions.)
-Oily lashes/skin where the glue may not adhere properly.
-Excessive skin making it difficult to see the natural hairs.
-Watery or fluttery eyes.
-Using a variety of curls and lengths to create a natural looking set that is customized to your eye shape.
Makes things sound quite difficult, doesn’t it? 😉
Still, we absolutely love our job and the way our lashes make you look and feel amazing.
But now you may have an understanding why a set of lashes, especially Hand Made Volume, takes a bit of time.